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Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuses

Winning the Fight Against Yourself

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  • Sounds just like my mornings, but I don't even have to go outside, just to the basement to my fully equipped, yet rough around the edges home gym. I make sure I set the alarm where I at least have to get out of bed to turn it off. That get's me working out probably 9 out of 10 times, and it feels great all day long afterward. I just need to remember how good it feels afterward as I am waffling.

    Thanks for the article. - 11/18/2014 8:28:02 PM
  • Excellent article and it has landed home with me. Many thanks.

    Btw - I love 'Bon Courage'. Thanks for that, Lalizarde. Very, very apt. - 11/18/2014 2:23:01 AM
  • Great article--short and sweet and straight to the heart of the matter. - 7/21/2014 11:45:06 AM
  • Good luck is kind of a dumb wish. In France they say "Bon courage" - good courage, and in Japan, they say good effort. Maybe we should switch to one of those. - 4/8/2014 1:54:49 PM
  • Great article that nails it! - 1/19/2014 11:11:11 AM
  • It is nice to know that even a personal trainer struggles getting out of bed! I fight with myself everyday. Worst is when my husband is snoring right through the alarm! The best thing I do is make myself get out of bed at least for 5 min. I tell myself is I still don't want to go ok, but most of the time I figure I am already up might as well go! - 12/18/2013 10:18:52 AM
  • RUSSELLEATON
    Exercise is actually bad for you. See "Why You Should Never Exercise" at Amazon.com. - 11/9/2013 9:17:52 PM
  • I like this article! - 9/4/2013 3:58:18 AM
  • I would really like to get into the habit of exercising early in the morning. - 7/9/2013 6:09:20 PM
  • Thanks.. just what I needed. And I like the 90 year old plus category for the 5K. I hope I'm right in there too! - 6/11/2013 6:44:24 PM
  • Good article. Sometimes I will say I'm not going today. But I will sit about five minutes and I'll say no let me go to the gym. For me I feel guilty if I don't go. - 5/21/2013 7:37:39 AM
  • Thanks for the article! I enjoyed reading it for the second time. - 5/20/2013 2:58:31 PM
  • Thank you for this article, I enjoyed it alot and feel like I would like to exercise.

    - 4/25/2013 9:51:21 AM
  • For me, a huge part is having a hard time telling between when I feel bad enough to rest and when I should power through. I've made mistakes going both ways. Being stubborn can be good in some ways but can cause physical illness/injury worse. But, sometimes it doesn't seem too bad. Other times I rest when it's not so bad-but my excuse say it's really bad-and I can 'fall into the trap of "I need to rest" and inertia sets in. Why can't I figure it out? - 3/23/2013 2:45:15 PM
  • My main excuses are "I deserve a day off" or "I've done enough this week".
    - 3/1/2013 10:42:47 PM

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